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Investor’s Guide

Pick stocks carefully This earnings quarter in general has been mixed with some companies doing extremely well and some of the banks too posting better than expected numbers. So, one has to pick stocks carefully in this market.  Pharma and railway sectors look good for investment as also textiles.  Market operators are optimistic of a rate cut in the upcoming …

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Scrip Tip

Strong management Federal Bank’s recent run up in share prices is left little room in upside in the near term. The first quarter 2015-16 result was way below our estimates due to sharp increase in fresh slippages. Higher slippages were primarily because of one metal account of Rs1.3 billion that slipped from standard restructured category to NPA. Business growth remained …

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Has gold lost its glitter?

With gold price going into free fall the question on everybody’s lips is whether it is worth investing in gold? Here Tensing Rodrigues* advises on the investment options if a person decides to buy gold

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Detox ayurveda way

Dr. Parth Sudhir Mahajan When we talk about toxins and impurities, we are generally referring to two categories of damaging chemicals. The first deals with impurities that we create ourselves because of poor lifestyle and bad eating habits. When our digestive system can no longer break our food down properly, large molecules get absorbed that the body cannot process.

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Spanish choris in Martins Margao

BY MICHAEL FISHER | B&C The concept of Spanish Tapas which lends a social element to family get together and friends catching up over dining table has made its way to Margao at Martins Restaurant.

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Himachal sees juicy apple days with bumper harvest

 By Vishal Gulati The apple business in Himachal Pradesh, one of India’s major producers of the fruit, is heading to be juicy this season with the state eyeing a bumper production of 37.5 million boxes of 20 kg each, or 750,000 tonnes, horticulture experts say.

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Maruti Ciaz: Cool cruiser

Launched in October 2014 the Maruti Ciaz is been facing modest success on the roads. Maruti Suzuki is pushing the car aggressively in the market with sales promos visible on prime time television channels. But cracking the demanding ‘sedan’ segment of the automobile market is proving to be tough as there are several competitors in the fray.

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Suzuki Gixxer – A rider’s bonus

The 150cc segment, the Suzuki Gixxer has made its presence felt with demand increasing but supply is restricted for each dealer, says Ashvek Motors director Pradeep Naik. He says the Gixxer has lived up to the reputation of its name since its launch last October.

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What a shocker

Verna has ground water reserves for the next 3 to 5 years and thereafter the villagers will have to look towards heaven or migrate, Michael Fisher finds out

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